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What was the first country that published the news about the accident and the radioactive cloud? What kind of solidarity initiatives followed and how did the energy / environment policy change in Europe? How is the event taught in school and what do the people really now about what happened in Chernobyl 25 years ago? Even 25 years after the nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl, many questions still remain open. Between September 2010 and March 2011 EUSTORY alumni try to close some gaps in the history of the accident. 61 young Europeans from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and Wales are researching about the reaction tot he accident in their countries. In a virtual classroom they present the results of monthly assignment and discuss with each other. In April 2011 all participants will meet „in reality“ in Berlin in order to form an exhibition out of their research material. This exhibition will be presented during a public event on 26th April in the French Dome in Berlin, together with other presentations from the cooperation partners oft he project “25 Years After Chernobyl” – “Paths towards a Culture of Transnational Remembrance”. This project is organized by EUSTORY in cooperation with the IBB Dortmund / IBB Minsk and financed by the Mercator Foundation.

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